1- The buildings looked like an ingenious work by a funny and bungling architect. Voted to leave behind an unknown number of colored threads, moldy papers, stairs suspended in the void, antennas stuck to the roofs, broken or unfinished windows, as if they were there to exist a single day, to last only a brief but very intense moment. There is a beauty that I find it hard to define, which forces me to look at the ground wondering where these objects come from in the landscape, who brought them there, for what purpose. Cairo is still hot in November, life is vibrant, pure energy calling to the road.

1- The buildings looked like an ingenious work by a funny and bungling architect. Voted to leave behind an unknown number of colored threads, moldy papers, stairs suspended in the void, antennas stuck to the roofs, broken or unfinished windows, as if they were there to exist a single day, to last only a brief but very intense moment. There is a beauty that I find it hard to define, which forces me to look at the ground wondering where these objects come from in the landscape, who brought them there, for what purpose. Cairo is still hot in November, life is vibrant, pure energy calling to the road.

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2- I wonder what were the impressions of the first travelers in this visual universe, such as the coordinates with which they tried to understand this "surface life" so far from our interpretations, then suddenly in a game of image in the image. I remember the first photo book I bought; a book by the Magnum photographers "Two minutes from the world" which included some photographs of Cairo by Harry Gruyaert.

2- I wonder what were the impressions of the first travelers in this visual universe, such as the coordinates with which they tried to understand this "surface life" so far from our interpretations, then suddenly in a game of image in the image. I remember the first photo book I bought; a book by the Magnum photographers "Two minutes from the world" which included some photographs of Cairo by Harry Gruyaert.


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3- On the taxi that takes us to Alexandria, while the taxi driver forgets to change the radio station and the notes of a piano create an emotional-visual short circuit, I begin to think that we need a look that recomposes these fragments within a map, the omnipresent fragmentation as the possibility of an extensive interpretation.

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4- I wonder if there is a measurable and visible relationship between "the soul of a place", its social organization and its aesthetic manifestation? Is it possible to insinuate into the multiform grid of reality, an exploration that knows how to identify the fragments as the manifestation and the result itself of actions and gestures that imply a larger design? Fragments of a broken land is the first work of a larger project that aims to explore this territory of the event.

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5 - Images were taken between Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt on November 2015.

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